Gears of War 3 brought up more questions than it answered

#1 Posted by manhunter1000 (25 posts) -

They did it to us again. The things we wanted to know were barely touched on. For example, everybody figured Adam Fenix had something to do with the Locust. We got hints that told us that he knew them before E Day, which Baird points out. But what are the Locust and how did they come to be, that is still a mystery. Three freaking games and still no answers. What the hell Blezinski,

#2 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

Eh, I got what I wanted out of the game. I don't need an origin story for the Locust. I'm fine with the idea that they were just another type of intelligent species that were living underground. The only real plot holes that I had a minor issue with was the origin of the Locust Queen just because she is basically a human, notice how she didn't die from those waves. The other thing is the secret facility from Gears 2. My only guess about that is that it was used a some kind of human/locust hybrid experimentation facility but there was no more info on it. Even after all that, I'm still satisfied with what was told.

Oh and ya, you need to put up a spoiler warning.

#3 Posted by _Horde (839 posts) -

Sometimes it's nice to just think for yourself, you know, sort of like a good movie. I had no problem with the answers that were given to me.

I also agree that you could use a spoiler warning.

#4 Posted by manhunter1000 (25 posts) -

@_Horde said:

Sometimes it's nice to just think for yourself, you know, sort of like a good movie. I had no problem with the answers that were given to me.

I also agree that you could use a spoiler warning.

What answers did you get exactly? Seriously!!!

and sorry about the spoiler warning I forgot

#5 Edited by Marz (5649 posts) -

I'm kinda with Brad in what he said during the bombcast.....   why does Myrrah look like a human!!!?  They never answer it :(

#6 Posted by Branthog (5563 posts) -

It didn't leave me with any unanswered questions, because I barely remember anything about the story arc. I've finished all three games and what I remember of the story is "the planet was attacked by aliens... or bugs... or something... and the roided-out military dudes fought them". It's pretty generic and while the games are good and the story compelling enough while playing, they're nothing special. I remember two things about the second game. Dom's wife being shot and going through that worm. I remember pretty much nothing from the first game. And in a month, I doubt I'll remember much of anything from the third game. So . . . I got everything I needed answered, because nothing really needed answering. It just isn't that kind of a story.

#7 Posted by manhunter1000 (25 posts) -

@Marz said:

I'm kinda with Brad in what he said during the bombcast..... why does Myrrah look like a human!!!? They never answer it :(

and why didn't the machine kill her?

#8 Posted by AndrewB (7592 posts) -

I wouldn't call the plot generic, just unnecessary. I kind of respect the Gears series for knowing it has a somewhat useless plot and focusing on shooting gameplay. Two games and I had no idea who the Stranded were, why there were murderous crows that came out at night, why Marcus was in prison, or pretty much anything about the enemy we were fighting (most of that might be due to me not even paying attention to it even though it might have been explained). I was just cover-based-shooting my way through hordes of AI. That's all I wanted that game for.

And sort of like LOST where the writers had little idea where they were going with the series, it sounds like it ends in the same fashion of finishing up character story arcs but not the actual plot. It also leaves the universe open for another game, which you can bet will be coming someday.

#9 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7079 posts) -

Wait...why is this in the Xbox 360 forums?

#10 Posted by djfantastica (7 posts) -

I was hoping that Queen Myrrah was going to turn out to be Marcus' mother, that Adam Fenix and the Queen of the Locusts had a little summer fling and Marcus was the resulting lovechild. That the events since E-day were just the results of a long drawn out custody battle.

#11 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

@Branthog said:

I've finished all three games and what I remember of the story is "the planet was attacked by aliens... or bugs... or something... and the roided-out military dudes fought them". It's pretty generic and while the games are good and the story compelling enough while playing, they're nothing special.

The planet was never attacked by aliens.

#12 Posted by Branthog (5563 posts) -
@CL60 said:

@Branthog said:

I've finished all three games and what I remember of the story is "the planet was attacked by aliens... or bugs... or something... and the roided-out military dudes fought them". It's pretty generic and while the games are good and the story compelling enough while playing, they're nothing special.

The planet was never attacked by aliens.

See? I've played all three games and yet remember nearly nothing of it. Speaks to how bland and uninteresting the story was. Good games, but damn...
#13 Posted by AbeTheGreatest (132 posts) -

I was too busy killing stuff to think about the story

#14 Posted by allworkandlowpay (874 posts) -

@Branthog: Might speak more about your attention spam than the quality of the games' story.

#15 Posted by Branthog (5563 posts) -
@allworkandlowpay said:

@Branthog: Might speak more about your attention spam than the quality of the games' story.

Yeah, that's gotta be it. It's a regular Citizen Kane.
#16 Posted by allworkandlowpay (874 posts) -

@Branthog: You seem to be the only person on this forum that's had trouble following the story. Let's look internally before taking it external.

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